Missing a Tooth?
Tooth loss is a pretty common problem that lots of people face for different reasons. It can be from tooth decay, a random sporting accident, case of severe gum disease or a potentially failed root canal procedure. If left untreated, a gap in your smile does not only look unattractive, it can lead to oral health problems. The teeth adjacent to the ‘gap’ will often shift or tilt into the vacant gap space, this leads to instability in your other neighbouring teeth and then your bite will start to misalign leading to difficulty eating like normal. To compound the problem, over time, the bone where the root of the missing tooth use to be, starts to shrink away making the gap worse. So the loss of just a single tooth may seem like a small thing, but it can have dramatic effect on your oral health and can be fixed with a simple single tooth implants procedure.
What are Single Tooth Implants?
A single tooth implant is a fixed dental solution designed to replace one missing or decaying tooth. There are three parts to an implant, the fixture, a small titanium screw that is inserted into the jawbone, below the gum line, that acts as an artificial tooth root anchoring your new tooth replacement; the middle part is called the abutment, which is the part that connects the implant titanium screw to the new crown; the crown being your new artificial tooth. An implant is the ideal solution if you’ve lost or are losing one or more of your natural teeth.
The single tooth implant looks, feels and functions very similar to a natural tooth. It mimics the contours, shape and form of natural teeth and is fixed in your mouth. This means that you cannot remove it once fitted.
The single tooth implant is a preferred long-term treatment option to replace a tooth over other alternatives like traditional removable dentures or tooth-supported bridges. With the aim to deliver high quality, natural tooth aesthetics to our Aria Dental patients, the single tooth implant solution offers the most natural looking, feeling and functioning result.
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Benefits of a Dental Implant
Dental implants are the preferred treatment option if you’re missing a tooth.
Single Tooth Implant Procedure
INITIAL CONSULT & DIAGNOSTICS
After a clear and informative discussion with Aria Dental’s specialist Prosthodontist, we require diagnostic records to be able to accurately create your implant treatment plan. This involves taking multiple impressions (either moulds or digital scans) of your teeth to construct a study model for our specialty dental laboratory to design your new implant. We will also take intra-oral and extra-oral x-rays, CT cone beam scans and take numerous clinical photographs. These records are essential for the planning phase and to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you.
This first procedure involves Aria Dental’s specialist Prosthodontist removing the decayed or unwanted tooth. A dental implant (tiny titanium screw) is then placed into the jawbone, in a process known as immediate implant placement. The surgery is completed with any necessary bone and tissue grafting repair. A precise impression of your jawline is then taken to design your crown/new tooth. In some instances, this may be done immediately and fitted on the same day. Normally an temporary ‘suck-down’ retainer or temporary crown is fitted to the implant screw (so you go home with a replacement tooth) and the process completed later (Step 3).
FINAL CERAMIC CROWN
After a period of healing of approx. 3 months you will return for the fitting of the final crown (made of hard, long lasting and aesthetic ceramic material). The design and manufacture would been completed by our expert laboratory technicians (who ensure everything is correct, based on your dental and facial features and aesthetic requirements), One of our Aria Dental implant experienced dentists will remove the temporary tooth and secure your definitive (final) new crown (and abutment) permanently. You will then be ready to go and show off your brand-new smile!
How much is a Single Tooth Implant?
At Aria Dental, the price of an implant fixture, including the placement, the abutment and the crown starts from $4,500. Please do note, that the price of your specific single tooth implant may vary, as each individual has a different clinical condition and different aesthetic needs. For example, some patients might require a bone graft, while others might first need an old tooth extracted and some patients might opt to have full sedation. For an accurate free quote to match your needs, please book in for a complimentary consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Any surgical or invasive procedure, like Single Tooth Implants, carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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Our dental implant services for Single Tooth Implants are used by patients from anywhere in Western Australia. With our Perth CBD location, we are particularly accessible for patients in West Perth, East Perth, South Perth, North Perth, Leederville, Highgate, Victoria Park, Shenton Park, Northbridge, Subiaco and surrounding suburbs.